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Kasia Marciszewska

About Kasia Marciszewska

Kasia Marciszewska is a writer and editor with experience working in magazines, newspapers and web. She covers topics relating to business, entertainment, health care, sustainability, philanthropy and more.

Cohesive Plan Needed For Sustainable Energy Movement

Sustainable Energy in Arizona - AB Magazine November/December 2011

Without a cohesive plan, experts worry that the ‘green’ and sustainable energy movement could become muddy The United States Environmental Protection Agency has a straightforward definition for sustainability. “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.  Sustainability creates… Read More →

Arizona Faces Environmental Legal Issues To Grow ‘Green’ Movement

Environmental Legal Issues - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Though Arizona may be working to reach a higher standard of sustainability, a myriad of environmental legal issues will be seen as these changes are implemented. Arizona Business Magazine spoke with the state’s top law firms and industry experts to find out the most important environmental legal issues the state can expect to face in… Read More →

Arizona Forward Hopes To Preserve Parks, Open Land

Arizona Forward - AB Magazine November/December 2011

As one of the earliest pioneers of sustainability in the Valley, Valley Forward has had an Arizona presence for 42 years. The organization’s focus on land use and open space, air quality, water, energy and transportation has grown immensely since its inception. It is no surprise that this progressive group has once again embarked on… Read More →

AzHHA Proposes Alternative To Medicaid Reform Plan, AHCCCS

AHCCCS Alternative - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

AzHHA and other health care organizations propose an alternative to Gov. Brewer’s Medicaid reform plan, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System ( AHCCCS ) The economic recession has had an impact on industries across the board and health care in Arizona is no exception. Arizona hospitals have lost more than $700 million in state… Read More →

AzHHA Conference Addresses Challenges Facing Health Care Industry

AzHHA Conference - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

The health care industry has undergone its fair share of challenges in the past, but 2011 has proven to be an exceptionally tough year. The difficult climate has set the stage for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s (AzHHA) Annual Membership Conference, which will tackle the challenges head-on with the all-too appropriate theme, Between a… Read More →

GPEC’s Revamped International Leadership Council Looks To Bring Foreign Direct Investment To Arizona

SkySong is a mixed-use development in Scottsdale with a focus on global industries. - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is sharpening its international approach with an aim toward bringing more foreign direct investment to the state. To that end, GPEC has restructured its International Leadership Committee (ILC). “My vision is to put Arizona on the radar,” says Rudy Vetter, senior vice president of international business development at GPEC.… Read More →

Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program Helps GPEC Bring In The Shining Stars Of Solar

A Rioglass solar facility - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

It makes sense that a city with an average of more than 321 days of sunshine a year is taking the lead in solar, thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of the energy source’s biggest crusader in Arizona: the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). “I think if you look at comprehensively the way… Read More →

Valley Forward Hosts 41st Annual Luncheon Featuring National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore

Mexican gray wolf photographed by Joel Sartore
December 9, 2010 by in Blogs | Events | Green

Valley Forward hosted its 41st Annual Luncheon Dec. 3, and the event was wild — literally. Guests were greeted by a menagerie of interesting wildlife at this year’s event thanks to the Desert Botanical Garden, Liberty Wildlife, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, The Phoenix Zoo and the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium. Several animals were showcased at… Read More →

Life Through The Lens Of Wildlife Photographer Joel Sartore

Photography of Joel Sartore - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

It is summer in Antarctica. Frigid temperatures have been replaced by mild, 50-degree days. Surrounded by green hills rolling into lush, snow-capped mountains and thick fog, Joel Sartore is crouching low to the ground. Usually, it is he who is chasing his subjects, but this time the tables have turned. Instead, in the middle of… Read More →

The Environmental Protection Agency Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Environmental Protection Agency
December 2, 2010 by in Blogs | Green | Healthcare

On Dec. 2, 1970, the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was founded. Since the inception of the agency, the world has changed. Today, the green movement is stronger than ever, and our focus on bettering the environment is unwavering. The EPA has also grown with the changing times. You can view the agency’s history on… Read More →

Two Valley Groups Are Working To Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field

Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

It wasn’t so long ago that a typical business meeting at a banking or financial institution was dominated by the good ol’ boys network. Well, not anymore. Today, you are likely to see more women among the dark suits at the table. “I have watched women evolve,” says Deborah Bateman, executive vice president of specialty… Read More →

Elements At The Sanctuary Provides A Feast For The Eyes And Stomach

Elements at the Sanctuary - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

My dining companions and I took in the gorgeous view at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, as the sun set behind Mummy Mountain in a swirl of pink and purple, before settling into a deep blue. But make no mistake, it was the food that took center stage. elements’ location… Read More →

True Food Kitchen Offers Simple, Delicious Meals Emphasizing Local And Regionally Sourced Ingredients

True Food Kitchen Offers Simple, Delicious Meals
November 18, 2010 by in Dining | Green

Fresh local and regionally sourced food is always a score. Make it delicious and you’ve got a winner. True Food Kitchen accomplishes just that. The brainchild of best-selling author Dr. Andrew Weil and Fox Restaurant Concepts, True Food Kitchen was first introduced to the Valley two years ago at the Biltmore Fashion Park. Now, the… Read More →

Greenpeace International Urges Facebook To Use Green Data Centers

Greenpeace International Urges Facebook To Use Green Data Centers
November 6, 2010 by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Facebook is often under some kind of scrutiny in the news. Lately, this has been because of ongoing privacy complaints against the social-networking giant. But the latest issue with Facebook isn’t about privacy, it’s about energy. An article in the NY Times highlights the issue. Greenpeace International, an environmental campaigner, contends that Facebook’s latest data… Read More →

Get Out And Vote!

Vote today for the 2010 Midterm Election
November 2, 2010 by in Blogs | Politics

Today’s the day. Nov. 2, 2010 otherwise known as Election Day. Across the country, millions of Americans are making their voice count by voting for the candidates they believe will best represent them. You often hear that if you don’t vote, you can’t complain and I think that sentiment rings true. Politics is always a… Read More →